Monkey Grip

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Pub Date: 04/09/2019

Pages: 352

Publisher: Text Publishing Company

Imprint: Text Publishing Company

ISBN 13: 9781925773156

ISBN 10: 1925773159

Price: / $22.99 CAN$16.95

Category: FICTION / Contemporary Women

Monkey Grip

By Helen Garner, Charlotte Wood

Price: $16.95



About the Book

Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. In her acclaimed debut, first published in 1977, Garner captures the fluid relationships of a community of friends. Nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. When Nora falls in love with Javo, she’s caught in the web of his addiction, and her life becomes an intense dance of loving and trying to let go.

About the Book

An instantly relatable portrait of falling in love with the wrong person. Boutique reissue of the debut novel by Garner, whom The New Yorker dubbed ‘a natural storyteller.’


Helen Garner is one of Australia’s finest authors. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Her novels include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino and The Spare Room.Charlotte Wood is the prizewinning author of five novels and two books of non-fiction, and co-director of The Creativity Clinic. Her most recent novel is The Natural Way of Things.